MyxerPix Beta

Hey! Just a quick note to say that we’re quietly adding support for wallpapers (images) to Myxer. If you’re a registered user on Cingular or T-Mobile, you’ll see a new “MyxerPix” section on your homepage at MyxerTones. Go ahead and upload any JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG file you have on your computer, and we’ll let you send it to your mobile phone.

We’re going to continue to add features and functionality over the next couple of weeks to make everything really smooth, but we think things are working well enough right now to let our existing users try it out. So for now, while we work out all of the kinks, we’re not charging any credits for MyxerPix at all. Feel free to load up your phone with all the photos you have hoarded on your PC!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or problems, or if you just want to say hi.

Myk

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MyxerTag Builder for MySpace

Do you have a band with songs on MySpace? If so, check out our new MyxerTag Builder for MySpace. In makes it super easy to create and publish ringtones from any song you have posted in your profile.

Just enter your profile ID and we will display all of the “downloadable” songs available in your profile. Select any song from the list, give us some basic information (if you feel like it), and we will spit out some simple HTML (a MyxerTag) that you then add back onto your MySpace profile to make ringtones of your songs available to all of your fans.

Visit our buddies from Hal to see how a MyxerTags look and work out in the wild. After you open their profile, just scroll down and click on any of the tags available. You can preview the ringtone by clicking on the picture of the speaker and if you like it, send it to your phone by entering your phone number and clicking the “send to phone” button.

If you have any questions about how this works, visit our FAQ page. If you’re still have questions or just want to say ‘hi’, drop us a note and we’ll get back to you (really).

Marsha

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MyxerTags Beta

Today is a really exciting day for MyxerTones, because we’ve updated the web site with a beta version of MyxerTags, an awesome new tool for independent musicians and other content producers. In a nutshell, MyxerTags allows anyone that’s created original audio content to make that audio content available for use as a ringtone on mobile phones – for free!

Let me show a quick sample first so you can get a taste. The image below is a MyxerTag I created with the MyxerTag builder. I pointed the MyxerTag builder at an original music composition, and it generated the HTML behind this image.


[send as ringtone]

If you click on that link, you’ll go to the MyxerTones web site, and you’ll be able to download that ringtone to your phone immediately just by typing in your phone number. It’s really cool, because I didn’t even have to upload the song to the MyxerTones web site before building the link – all of that is taken care of behind the scenes by MyxerTones.

So what’s awesome is that all of these local and independent bands that just want to get their stuff heard by their fans can now distribute ringtones to their fans with hardly 3 minutes of work! Take any existing audio file you’ve created and put on the web (MP3, WMA, whatever), and use the MyxerTag link builder to build a tiny snippet of HTML to paste into your own web site. Voila! Anyone visiting your site is one click away from sending your song to their phone as a ringtone.

As I said, we’ve just released the beta to the web, so we’re going to continue to refine and polish, but the basics are all there. If you have original content you want to share for use as a mobile phone ringtone, please try it out and let us know how it works for you.

Myk

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Welcome to MyxerTones

When we started out MyxerTones.com, we were just looking for a way to let people take cool songs from a personal music collection and turn them into mobile phone ringtones. Everybody’s got a mobile phone, and everybody loves showing off their (unique yet impeccable) taste in music, right? So we sketched out some requirements, stocked up on sodas (um, right), and locked ourselves up together in a big box to build the site you see today. It’s a continual work in progress, but it looks pretty sharp and it lets people make ringtones from their own music, which is exactly what we wanted.

I’m happy to say that since we started our public Beta, we’ve built MyxerTones into a healthy and active website that’s built thousands of totally custom ringtones for some very enthusiastic people. We’re adding a lot of new users every day, getting a lot of really valuable feedback, and are now in a position of trying to improve the overall experience of the site (rather than just get the damn thing working!).

But that’s just the very first bit of the story. Along the way to delivering this product, we spent a lot of time learning about this cabal of cellular service providers and device manufacturers, and how they interact with the guys supplying the content (ringtones, wallpapers, songs, etc.) for mobile phones. What we learned is this: the wireless industry is completely whacked. I mean, you have no idea how screwy it is. These guys are way more interested in preserving and extending their existing revenue streams than they are in giving consumers (who we like to call “normal people”) freedom to use the amazing capabilities of today’s mobile phones as they see fit.

Today we’re celebrating MyxerTones.com as a small step towards putting normal people in control of their own mobile phones. Tomorrow and beyond, you’ll see us expand on this vision as we seek to fulfill the promise of the mobile phone as the first truly personal computer. We have a mountain of ideas, and we can’t wait to see what happens when the mobile phone platform is opened to the masses, as opposed to being locked down so that only today’s orifices can control it.

Welcome to MyxerTones. Have some fun, make some ringtones, and check back often to see what other cool stuff is coming.

Myk Willis
Founder & CTO

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